Updated: Official Statement Regarding The Future of Queenstown's Gorge Road Jump Park

Apr 9, 2018 at 18:17
by Sarah Moore  

Updated: 11am PST on April 11, 2018 // Official Statement from The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club and Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club (QMTBC) and Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) would like to clarify some well-intentioned, but inaccurate information that has been circulating over the past week regarding the Gorge Road Jump Park.

The jump park is situated close to town on land that has been identified as important to Queenstown’s growing infrastructure requirements, which needs to expand as the town continues to experience increasing and sustained population growth.

QLDC owns the land that the Gorge Road Jump Park is situated on, and QTMBC has previously held a Licence to Occupy (LTO) the site. This has recently expired and was a five year LTO which had been renewed on the back of a previous five-year licence. The recently expired LTO does not have a right of renewal.

QLDC and the QTMBC have been in discussion around the future of the jump park for the past year, working together towards a mutually agreeable solution. To assist with this process, QLDC has offered financial assistance to help identify a new site for the jump park.

Until the exact nature of the future of the Gorge Road site has been determined, QLDC has also agreed to provide QTMBC yearly renewals of their LTO. The first of these renewals will expire at the end of April 2019 and if the site has yet to be repurposed by this time, an additional year may be granted.

Both QMTBC and QLDC are committed to ensuring that the jump park continues to provide a world experience for its users.

QMTBC has been aware of this licence expiry for some time and has been working with riders to gain an understanding of the best solutions and options for an alternative site. They are confident they will find an equal or better site, and will lobby QLDC to continue to support the jump park.

QMTBC has no desire to let the legend of Gorge Road die, and while this may be on another site in the future, they are working with QLDC to ensure this rich history lives on.

Both organisations appreciate that this is an issue the local, national and international biking community are passionate about, and they look forward to being able to announce further details as they become available.


In an email that accompanied the official statement, Adam Carlson, President of the QMTBC, added that:

bigquotesWe don't have a new site locked in as yet. We'll let everyone know as so as we do, we'll be pretty stoked. That'll be at least a couple of months away as we go through the consent process etc. There's a fair bit of comment going around on the fact that jumps can't be picked up and moved. We're not rocket scientists, but we do understand that. We also understand that dirt can be moved and re-shaped, and sometimes the new shapes are better than the old ones. The new Dream Track refurb is an example of that, there was some dirt moved, everyone seems pretty stoked! We are doing all we can, hopefully the new venue will be as sick as the existing one, if not better.Adam Carlson

Petition organizer Lowell Smyth updated his statement as well:

bigquotesThe Gorge Road dirt jumps are a world-class facility for BMX and Mountain Bikes, created and maintained by more than a decade of passion and dedication from Queenstown locals. Despite their immense value to the world of riding and the Queenstown community, the jumps’ existence is now in jeopardy. The Queenstown Lakes District Council has announced that it will destroy Gorge in the foreseeable future, citing ‘Infrastructure’ as its reason. While a replacement location is being discussed, it is as yet unidentified, may be much further from town, and would need to be built up from scratch. However, if enough public protest is raised, the Council may reconsider.Lowell Smyth

Gorge is more than a set of jumps. It is a work of art, a labor of love, a training ground for some of the world’s best athletes, and a place for young and beginning riders to discover and progress in a new sport. More than anything, it is a home that brings together people from all over the world. Its value to the bike community, and to the character of Queenstown, cannot be overstated. Help us save the best jumps in the world!

From April 10, 2018:

The Gorge Road Jump Park was created more than a decade ago and has been maintained by a dedicated crew of Queenstown, New Zealand locals ever since. You may know the massive park from Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder and Cam McCaul's section in NotBad. It's a favourite training spot for athletes from around the world.

After hearing the future of the jumps was in jeopardy, Lowell Smyth started this petition on Friday, April 6: "QLDC: Save gorge road jump park".

bigquotesThe Gorge Road dirt jumps are a world‐class facility for BMX and Mountain Bikes, created and maintained by more than a decade of passion and dedication from Queenstown locals. Despite their immense value to the world of riding and the Queenstown community, the jumps’ existence is now in jeopardy. The Queenstown Lakes District Council has announced that it will destroy Gorge in January of 2019, citing ‘Infrastructure’ as its reason. However, if enough public protest is raised, the Council may reconsider.

Gorge is more than a set of jumps. It is a work of art, a labor of love, a training ground for some of the world’s best athletes, and a place for young and beginning riders to discover and progress in a new sport. More than anything, it is a home that brings together people from all over the world. Its value to the bike community, and to the character of Queenstown, cannot be overstated. Help us save the best jumps in the world!
Lowell Smyth

More than 10,000 people have signed, the petition, but there is more to the story. "Long-term the park will move," said Adam Carlson, President of the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club. "But land and resources will be available for a new location."

Who owns the land that the Gorge Road Jumps are on?


Adam Carlson: Queenstown Lakes District Council

How has the park been able to exist for so long?


Adam Carlson: The great work done by the club in maintaining a good relationship with the council and the great work done by vollies and paid contractors to keep it a community asset.

What are your thoughts on the petition?


Adam Carlson: The petition has helped to inform the landowner of the passion of the riders and the worldwide value of the asset.

What are the chances that the park will be relocated?


Adam Carlson: Chances are pretty damn good, the council and the club are doing everything they can!

How is the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club working with Queenstown Lakes District Council?


Adam Carlson: We work with the council on many issues, events, trails, weed control, and all bike related issues. The club has a longstanding relationship with the council and we meet with them regularly to discuss these matters.


Pete Hansby, QLDC General Manager of property and Infrastructure met with QTMBC today to discuss the future of the park.

bigquotesIt was a positive discussion and we’ll be putting out a joint statement tomorrow that explains the current situation and the plan to move forward.Jimmy Sygrove, Communications Advisor at Queenstown Lakes District Council


at the Gorge Road Dirt Jumps near Queenstown New Zealand. Photo Sterling Lorence
Photo by Sterling Lorence

April fools. Here s Cam McCaul. Spelled Cam McCaul not McCall like the other Cam. But there all two Cams.
Photo by Matthew DeLorme




109 Comments

  • + 83
 Those jumps are such a work of art and take up just a small chunk of land how is it even that much of a question if the town actually values mountain biking?? Moving the jumps doesn't even compare to keeping these beauties around. We wouldn't take a replacement for the David just because the original was destroyed for development would we?
  • + 0
 Depending on your outlook on it, Queenstown has become insanely busy as a tourist destination and with limited space to sprawl out into. A decision has to be made. I would wait for the joint statement but it's a pretty positive decision considering the worldwide problem of running out of space!
  • + 9
 They'll make a ton more re-purposing that land for something else, unfortunately.
  • + 48
 sorry, I can't hear those bs arguments. why not be honest and say: we think profite must be maximized, we wanna build something more profitable there, your jumps have to move to whatever other location that might or might not be less suitable, more difficult to reach, etc
we don't think public spaces or goods are worth anything it they don't make money.
  • + 21
 @paulhaysom: sprawl is not a solution to modern municipal planning. If the intent is to allow for more urban sprawl, then the town planners missed the mark. Higher density, mixed use, while incorporating iconic community features (that could also be marketed as a a travel destination) would be most appropriate... if this gets bulldozed for low rise housing, a mini mall..or the infrastructure to support things like that, then this a major fail and the municipality should be ashamed of themselves... but we will have wait for the press release to understand what exactly they mean by "infrastructure".
  • + 12
 Sucks that these are getting moved, but if you can build them once you can build them again. The work of art may be destroyed, but the abilities of the artists remain. I have faith in the queenstown riders keeping a community set.
  • + 7
 @cmcrawfo: Unfortunately in NZ, most of the cities and bigger towns have missed the boat future proofing in general, and to try and play catch up is such a cost wasting exercise. Not sure if its just a New Zealand common theme or what? Sad to see the jumps go, but Queenstown land is (like any tourist town) to good to "waste". On a positive note, it sounds like the council there realise how much $$ mountain bikers bring to the community so they would be remiss not to work with the locals.
  • + 13
 It’s been moved before and the results are amazing, I hope when it moves again it will be even better!
  • + 5
 @oldfaith: This tidbit of info makes the entire story less shocking.
  • + 2
 Exactly. But they can put three star hotels on it!!!!!! Lame lol
  • + 3
 @MatthewCarpenter:
BS arguments? Cited reason for closure of park:
Infrastructure.
Maybe give that a Google aye?
  • + 5
 @paulhaysom: But what if... the tourism is actually riders looking for the perfect jumps and a nice bike park right aside? Big Grin
  • + 9
 If you actually go there it's quite a surprise because the piece of land it's on is tiny and not nearly as picturesque as it looks in all the photos which all seem to cut out the panel beaters yard right next to it... and the fairly busy road. Can't imagine what else they would do with it.
  • + 20
 I've been messaging the council.

The chances are that the land is going to be used for a carpark!

They also want to move the jumps away from the centre/tourist part of town.

When speaking to locals (who don't rise bikes) over there in jan this year, they were amazed that we had come internationally to ride there. To them it's just a park... Sign the petition so we can show the council how important this place is!

secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/QLDC_Save_gorge_road_jump_park
  • + 4
 @Larkey1: Good luck.
My wife and I are planning on coming to New Zealand in the next year or two to mountain bike and explore the place and cultures. These jumps were on our list of places to come visit!
  • + 2
 I'm thinking maybe they should build the new jumps before the old ones get torn down, so maybe that way we get eased into it. Otherwise it would be a shock and there would be maybe a month before the new jumps were around (yes it would be winter but still I'm trying to make this easier for us)
  • + 1
 @Lookinforit: I think you are underestimating the time it takes for dirt jumps to be rideable after you build them... they might be "around' in a month with a massive crew, available dirt, machines and luck, but they will not be ridable before long..

question though : is "rideable" a word?
  • + 4
 @Larkey1: There's already a big carpark right next to the jumps though?
  • + 2
 @GruntaNZ: Its the same in sydney, there was never any planing that went into the development of the whole metropolitan area of sydney, now there is billions being spent on fixing that.

we have some of the best trails in the world but are not legal, if our trails where formalized we could host a round of the ews easily
  • + 0
 @Aprilfisheye: Yes. My wife is rideable.
  • + 0
 @DarrellW: Lucky for you Wink
  • + 1
 There is literally an huge amount of land directly across the street... why tear these down, especially when they are on the outskirts of town?
  • - 5
flag WAKIdesigns (Apr 11, 2018 at 12:03) (Below Threshold)
 @cmcrawfo: you are speaking one of my languages Big Grin I agree with you, that's something to strive for, but working with investors and having a wife working on municipal level I just know too well the law of property capital thermodynamics. I knew where they are coming from. Investors want cheap and accessible land. Municipality/ land owners wants to sell the land. It's a function of effectiveness of live organisms. If you would put yourself in their shoes it would be clear as ice. I love to talk to clients who look for something more in life. And they do exist. But for too many of them, it's what puts bread on their table. I must say that I haven't met a single basterd in my career, at least on the level described here. Sure world is full of 30-40 year old development managers who think the way to success in life is making sure you earn most money for your boss, it takes them some time to figure it out that it isn't. They are in minority though Wink

Again I agree with you and it saddens me how possibly most iconic dirt jump site in the world will get leveled. But all good things come to an end. Raising back from the ashes is one of the most beatiful things we do. I recommend searching youtube for Jocko Willinks "good" Wink
  • + 1
 @Larkey1: shared!
  • + 1
 For the people that run the municipality and government, they have many, many competing issues. For all the naysayers, keep in mind that possession and ownership are nine tenths of the law. Things change, and the best most can hope for is a like-for-like replacement. Or: you're welcome to fundraise and buy the land - then you'll be in charge. Also, (even for Queenstown) keep in mind that mountain bikes and mountain bikers are probably a tiny fraction of the economy and population (rugby, anyone???).
  • + 1
 if they need that land to build - let's say - a hospital - it's still a pity, but a bit more understandable. If they just wanna build apartments, a supermarket or just a car park you gotta say: those members of the city council are just incredibly disrespectful and irresponsible. Shame on you!
  • + 1
 @cmcrawfo: we just saw those concepts in action in Hood River. You want high density? Sure let's raze the local park and put in high density housing. Sucks that these towns are forced to bow to pressure from land owners and developers to push out local stuff to support the imported peoples needs. Hey it puts more money into city coffers tho...
  • + 1
 @Lookinforit: The jumps are closed all winter anyway.
  • + 1
 @cmcrawfo: hi rise crap is killing southern California..and beyond. Thete basically modern day projects. Puts a ton more traffic into any given area.
Look at Irvine california...so bland and boring. Now the roads can't handle it so gov takes.land away for expansion of roads..unchecked immigration mainly to blame.
  • + 1
 @jrocksdh: Immigrants, and the poor.... who needs em.
  • + 0
 @cmcrawfo: ... Soylent Green is made out of people...
  • + 35
 I would say that the Gorge Road Jump Park is worth more on a global scale to Queenstown than any building or infrastructure project proposed for the site.
  • + 10
 How is the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club working with Queenstown Lakes District Council?

Adam Carlson: We work with the council on many issues, events, trails, weed control, and all bike related issues.

....weed control?! Queenstown MTB Club/DEA
  • + 18
 Wrong kind of weed, its the bad kind they are talking about.
  • + 7
 When was the last time Ratboy was there?
  • - 14
flag icedemon05lrb (Apr 10, 2018 at 12:39) (Below Threshold)
 @drummuy04: What bad kind of weed?? Last I heard smoking weed was the only "drug" that actually helped certain people with problems the FDA and pharmaceutical companies couldnt fix in 30 years. Sounds like a bunch of excuses that people are making to make it seem like demolishing a community area is beneficial to the community.. wow. lmfao!
  • + 16
 @icedemon05lrb: like unwanted wild plants, ones that ya don't smoke
  • + 8
 @icedemon05lrb: Whoosh! This flew right over your head. Weed control, for unwanted weeds. Noxious weeds, invasive plant species and the like. Spraying regimens and such. The type of stuff that a lake districts council and a mountain bike club would naturally work together on.
  • - 4
flag icedemon05lrb (Apr 10, 2018 at 16:27) (Below Threshold)
 @lalondep: Well being that I am more medically inclined than biologically inclined I can see why it would go over my head. The jumps I built, La Tierra Freeride Park in New Mexico, have many invasive plant species, including shit that no other state has called "goat heads". Strictly speaking of the Queenstown area I can see how stupid the statement is about weed control being one of the "issues". Lmfao! What a tool bag.
  • + 3
 @icedemon05lrb: you high bruh?
  • + 2
 @icedemon05lrb: weed control is a big issue in all of NZ, gorse and broom are some of the most rapidly growing and hardest to control introduced pest plants. local councils spend millions every year to try control the spread
  • - 4
flag icedemon05lrb (Apr 11, 2018 at 16:53) (Below Threshold)
 @NebulousNate: Naw... should be for this post though. People spending too much time thinking about the negative rather than the positive outlook on moving the jumps. The fact that they will get support from the town to build new shit and have access to equipment is small town riders dream. But hey.. lets keep focusing on invasive plant species and not f*ckin riding.
  • + 7
 Im sure a lot more people would have rode there too if the guy who ‘thinks he owns the place’ wasnt Such a dick. Nathan you are the worst advocate for riding I have ever seen. Jumps are amazing. A nice person probably wouldn’t of been able to keep these in i such amazing shape I guess.
Anyway, sucks for the community ????
  • + 6
 Without Nathan, Gorge road wouldn’t exist! When I was living in QT back in 02/03 the jump lines where at the bottom of fernhill. Nathan had built these with very little help, sure he was protective of what he made it was his blood and sweat that shaped them. I was a total grom on a flatland bmx with pegs and all, when he saw me case a jump and get hurt only to get back on my bike when I could breath again, he was genuinely stoked that I didn’t call it a day. I asked him what I’m doing wrong as my speed was good, he said “you need to man handle it” this is advice that has helped my riding and I have passed it on to others, if you ask me who he is I say he’s a legend! Be greatfull for the times you have ridden gorge road because he fought hard for mountain biking in Queenstown amongst allot of resistance.
  • + 2
 Might have something to do with that fact that if you're building something like that, the amount of hours that go into maintenance is huge. Most of the locals do this out of love but it's hard not to be salty when you have a huge amount of riders who just don't get it, coming through expecting to ride but don't want to help with any of the prep. In saying that though gorge is a victim of it's own success in that regard.
  • + 4
 Nathan is paid by the council to run the place.

I had several people warn me that he can be a dick, but in reality, as long as you offer to help dig and water, and you run smooth tyres - then he's a really nice bloke.

If you watched people case your local jumps 24/7 then you'd probably be a bit stand offish too!
  • + 4
 Yep pretty sure Id be a dick about it too if you don't even dig bro...
  • + 6
 How you can even think about destroying such piece of art? Man made functional sculptures that bring joy to people, bring them together, make them go outside and do something. Why even bother to destroy tis place, it should be preserved for later generations.
  • + 6
 They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel *, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They took all the trees
Put 'em in a tree museum *
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see 'em

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Hey farmer farmer
Put away that DDT * now
Give me spots on my apples
But leave me the birds and the bees
Please!

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Late last night
I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Took away my old man

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
  • + 5
 Assuming the council hires a bunch of professionals like Claudio and velosolutions or similar to build this new venue and still has to procure land to build on, wouldn’t it be Jesper to just put that money into a trust which is then used to purchase/lease the gorge land and just keep these works of art which are already built.
  • + 8
 *cheaper
  • + 3
 It would totally be Jesper.
  • + 8
 Has always been a dream destination to go see!
  • + 8
 I went to Queenstown last year for a few days and made the pilgrimage to Gorge Road. I didn't ride, but i just wanted to see it with my own eyes!
  • + 2
 Such a shame. I visited QT in 2013/14 but didn't get the opportunity to ride Gorge. Thought i'd return one day to give them a go but looks like thats not going to happen sadly. It's crazy how well known internationally a spot like this can become and a true shame that non riding folks may miss just how important it is. Hopefully the new spot will be better than ever!
  • + 5
 Did I miss the part about why the park is in jeopardy? Feel like that should have been mentioned at the beginning.
  • + 5
 The reason has been cited as "infrastructure" apparently
  • + 1
 @tbubier: yeah further elaboration on that would be great to understand what is going on.
  • + 1
 @anyexcusetoride: Holiday apartments
  • + 5
 @doe222: try a carpark.
  • + 2
 I heard it was going to be a Park and Ride. Parking a car anywhere close to the centre of town is just ridiculous.
  • + 2
 As bad as this may seem, it could be a good thing. The current location of the jumps is completely shaded throughout the winter months, and the jumps have to close because of frost. We have jumps in Wanaka (only 50 min drive from QT) that are open year round as the location allows for sunlight and it's enclosed within a small lot of pines. I remember when they had to move the jumps from Fern Hill, the bike club (and Nathan) were not happy with the Gorge Road location because of the frost. Hopefully with some good planning, they can rebuild them again, better (if thats possible!!), and in a location that allows them to be open year round. I do totally agree with the Council being shortsighted in what this asset is, and taking public spaces from the public for a bit of quick profit. Fingers crossed for a good result.
  • + 6
 Weed control, joint statement, something fishy going on here
  • + 1
 Aaaahhh that old chestnut, the growing population on one hand and people aren't having enough children to sustain the labour force on the other, sorry but i haven't got any other legs to pull, the land grab is insidious, oh yes indeed!
  • + 1
 Can someone from queenstown explain but I remember past the bike jumps on gorge road a little bit further on the right was a giant piece of land that was like a park with wooden bridges cant remember the name, but why not just repurpose that huge peace of land that pretty much no one uses? Or has it been Done already?
  • + 1
 It's a Marsh thats already slowly sliding the buildings already there.
  • + 2
 @tomasb13: ohh silly me now I remember what the wooden bridges were for.
  • + 1
 Issue is the entire block is under a heap of dev pressure... best outcome will be finding a new/better home not too far out of town, a favourable lease, list as a Council asset, manage/maintain via QMTB/QLDC combo. Is Kinloch too far... yes, yes it is Wayne....
  • + 1
 "Infrastructure" -- AKA, something that could be criticized so they're being intentionally vague to avoid public criticism.

Perhaps its a good decision, perhaps bad. But the vagueness is a tactic which does not earn my respect.
  • + 4
 These are the plans for them property

m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg1cWq2WEP4
  • + 1
 Sou Brasileiro, aqui o ciclismo como o downhill, freeride, dirt jump, slospestyle e o bmx não são visto de forma positivas. não tem muitos pilotos, não temos pistas, e nem o apoio do governo para nada em relação ao ciclismo e a bike. e o Gorge Road Jump Park é para mim, um dos melhores saltos do planeta e tenho muita vontade de conhecer e aprender manobras, tricks diferentes e poder andar com os melhores pilotos do planeta. f*ck YOU BRAZIL!
I'm only 17 years old.
  • + 1
 Unfortunately this happens. When I was a kid (almost 20 years ago now) we built a pretty insane dirt jump park. City gave us permission to build on that land and it was managed by the local community centre. 2 years later they demolished it and built a congested condo complex.
  • + 1
 Hope QLDC don't screw QMBC on this.

Happened with to the Sk8 Zone skate park in Napier, Council got rid of the lease for the park that the Napier Skating Club had on Marine Parade, promised them something else, never delivered and then built their own park next to where the old one was which now costs $9 to use.
  • + 1
 Damn given the opportunity to " move the location" is something but that is a HUGE amount of labor put into that place just wasted when it looks so prime. Sorry about your loss guys Place looks like a talent breeding ground
  • + 2
 Post Office jumps are done. Gorge Road is in jeopardy. Please make sure this never happens to La Poma. These are or were masterpiece works of art.
  • + 1
 Correct me if I'm wrong, but Post Office & Gorge road were and are on public land without anyone paying. La Poma has a entry fee (very small considering all that they offer). I truly hope the fee from La Poma is the reason they sort of own the land and are safe from any type of building invasion...
  • + 4
 looks like my trip to new zealand just got bumped up a year
  • + 2
 Put whatever the town needs the land for at wherever this new site would be. Problem solved. Art preserved, good times had by all.
  • + 2
 Regarding the "update"
It's always the same old story. You could fully leave it alone and all would still work out.
But they won't ...... All about somebody getting PAID.
  • + 1
 I couldn’t stop finishing the guitar riff from Led Zepplin’s “Out on the Tiles” with the song featured in the video... stupid brain
  • + 2
 That's what would have happened in my childhood, but instead everything got torn down every 3 days.
  • + 1
 I wonder what the locals thoughts are... Some people may or Maori not realize the impact this will have.
  • + 1
 Oh no, sad to hear Frown Frown Frown . Just don't let this happen again like Aptos Post Office jumps Frown
  • + 1
 Yeah good idea, fuck that frisbygolf course off and put a jump park in through those trees.
  • + 2
 These should be sponsored by UPS or some other courier as they "send it".
  • + 1
 These are elected officials no? Why not support candidates that will not rip them down at the next election?
  • + 0
 Hopefully the joint statement tomorrow reveals a bit more information. This article didn't shed much light on what the actual proposal entails.
  • + 1
 Queenstown is probably growing because of this park lol
  • + 1
 This is a shame. I hope they can stay Frown
  • + 1
 Love the music, what band is it?
  • + 1
 shocking blue 'send me a postcard'... ah sorry that was another, already torn down, spot
  • + 1
 within change there is always opportunity...
  • + 1
 the most iconic jumps on earth
  • + 1
 sign! sucks to hear about this.
  • + 2
 Sad to see this go!
  • + 0
 Oh really. What has trump done to hurt dirt jumping on public land in the states. Stupid yankee
  • - 1
 I'm saying that I thought we were the only turds around the globe. Hurts my soul to see other countries taking the same disappointing stands on things and taking away people's ability to enjoy activities over fear of land owners being sued.
  • + 4
 @raditude: While I agree that is concerning I don't think that is the issue here. NZ effectively legislated against personal injury lawsuits and instead introduced a no fault accident compensation scheme with a common insurer. The bigger issue is that QT has some of the highest real estate prices in NZ and minimal capacity to expand anything as it is surrounded by a lake and steep mountains. I think it is amazing that the local club and the council were able to actually agree to a formal licence to use the land for over a decade!
  • - 1
 I have to say, coming from Tumpland, this is sad news and we've seen some shit in the last 12 mo.
  • - 10
flag laxguy (Apr 10, 2018 at 11:40) (Below Threshold)
 shut up.
  • + 2
 @laxguy: Your username is counter-intuitive.
  • + 2
 @raditude: i don't think you know what my username is a reference too.
  • + 2
 @laxguy: Lacrosse?! I miss playing, but even crashing my mountain bike is gentler on my body than playing long stick middie
  • + 6
 @laxguy: laxative guy?
  • + 2
 @Otago: nailed it!
  • + 1
 @showmethemountains: finally! i feel bad for you and the amount of running you were forced to do... attack is where its at baby, only legally allowed to run half the field Wink

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